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Cola's Restaurant

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1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121 (Lady Street)
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Lexington SC
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Best restaurant and bar in Columbia. Great vibe inside. My favorite place in Columbia. Good menu and good specialty drinks

1 Thank Panic1522
Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Labor Day dinner at Colas was great. They opened the large roll-up doors to create a unique atmosphere. Tuna was super--and service was impeccable.

Thank rodell19
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123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Good waitstaff and servers. Friendly and attentive. Well decorated and clean. Had the Mussels. They were ok but very small. Served with a toasted hoagie roll. Disappointingly simple. Overall disappointing. Plain food. All flash but little substance. The food is secondary.

Thank Rjkono
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a popular place with locals. I always take my out of town friends and family here to enjoy some truly southern cuisine in a slightly upscale atmosphere. The food is always excellent with a large variety to choose from. The specials are always changing. I had blackened redfish this time and it was delicious. Staff is always attentive... More 

1 Thank Bline88
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Haven't been in a while, but wasn't disappointed. The best of the old Garibaldi's, with some new twists, and an edgier vibe.

Thank ClaudeMWalkerJr
Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have visited this fine dining location several times, for both business and personal occasions. Cola's has one of the best menus in the City, and compliments their offerings with a super wine selection and really outstanding service. Desserts are one-of-a-kind. All in all, one of my favorites. I look forward to a great meal there..

Thank Tom L
Jacksonville, Florida
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Ate here the other night and got a good sampling as everyone at the table ordered something different. I know they are capable of excellent food, but my entree, wild salmon, was not very good. It was cooked properly and to the correct temperature, but it must have been under the kitchen heat lamp too long. The inside was medium,... More 

Thank Swin1234
Kennesaw, Georgia
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126 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Friend and I took USC student/daughter here. Got Pulled Pork BBQ Eggrolls. Very good. Friend got Snapper special. Served whole. Weird looking but really good. I got Cornmeal Crusted Trout. Also very good.

1 Thank CarolyninKennesaw
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at Cola's and definitely will not be my last! The food was incredible and they have a very nice selection of food. The service started out pretty quick then very slow. However, the food was worth the wait. Will most definitely come back!

1 Thank MCR02477
Silver Spring, Maryland
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135 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The appetizers were center-stage. The absolute best was the shrimp & risotto with an outstanding gravy. The asparagus was like fried mozzarella and had a great sauce. Calamari was a little generic, and the gazpacho soup was so crisp and flavorful, that the chicken Milanese was very mild and had crisp beans and carrots. The bread and oil made it... More 

2 Thank BrianN3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-3121
    (Lady Street)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus station 50 feet from Cola"s front door.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-451-0051

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?